• Short Summary

    Trainee pilots at the University of Maryland and alligator wrestling in Florida.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    At the University of Maryland in the United States of America we see students of aeronautics being instructed at a training centre. The trainee pilots are taken up in the latest light aircraft with dual controls for student and instructor. Several shots of the planes taking off and landing.

    At the Florida Everglades we see an alligator swimming about underwater. A man in a boat makes his way out to where the alligator is swimming, then dives into the water with a rope, swims to the creature and wrestles with him underwater. The man sits on the alligator's back, twists him over and over, then bangs the animal's head on the riverbed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1206.16
    Media URN:
    15723
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:20:00 / 01:35:29:00
    Canister:
    PT 543

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